Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

2014

11 tips to help you make it through flu season

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu season can start as early as October and last well into May, so it’s time to start thinking about what you need to do to keep you and your…

How to discuss climate change with your uncle

Most people know better than to bring up politics, religion or climatology in polite company. It’s a recipe for arguments, or at least for awkwardness. But when families get together, that recipe is often dusted off anyway. And whether it’s…

The human imperative of stabilizing global climate change at 1.5°C – Science Magazine

The need to stabilize global climate Climate change will be the greatest threat to humanity and global ecosystems in the coming years, and there is a pressing need to understand and communicate the impacts of warming, across the perspectives of…

What makes a red rainbow?

Have you ever seen a red rainbow? You might, if you’re outside at sunrise or sunset at a time when there’s rain in the air. Red rainbows have a surreal beauty, but their explanation is fairly ordinary. They’re created via the same physics that makes a sunset or sunrise looks red.

21 reasons why forests are important

Forests cover nearly a third of all land on Earth, providing vital organic infrastructure for some of the planet’s densest, most diverse collections of life. They support countless species, including our own, yet we often seem oblivious of that. Humans…

Milky Way’s black hole appears to be getting hungrier

“We have never seen anything like this in the 24 years we have studied the supermassive black hole. It’s usually a pretty quiet, wimpy black hole on a diet. We don’t know what is driving this big feast.”

These Starving Polar Bears Falsely Blamed On Climate Change Have Scared Kids To Death

These four images of thin or emaciated polar bears falsely blamed on climate change have scared kids like Greta Thunberg to death: the four white lies that scarred a generation. If you see kids marching with signs like the one…

8 things you didn't know about the autumnal equinox

The Northern Hemisphere will bid an official farewell to summer on the morning of Sept. 23 and welcome in the fall. At precisely 3:50 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the sun will be directly in line with Earth’s celestial equator (the…

As forests burn

(University of Connecticut) As tropical forests around the world go up in smoke, the urgent need to stop deforestation is a growing global concern. The world’s leaders in reforestation have worked together to provide a resource for the next generation of research, scholarship, and practice in tropical reforestation, we synthesized our findings using an innovative website structure.